Careers

careers at Aerospike Aerospike was founded by two industry veterans who built a product to fit a need no one else could. They built the first data storage and management system with the ability to handle real-time big data at both blazing speed and high scale – with 99.999% uptime, consistency and persistence.

Top reasons why you should join us:

  • We dream audaciously big
  • We love tackling challenging problems and doing what’s never been done before
  • We’re solving a real frustration for hundreds of millions of people
  • We’re a collaborative and tight-knit team that strives for excellence
  • We’re energetic and passionate about what we do
  • We are passionate about ping pong!

We believe in enriching health and wellness with:

  • Excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance & disability coverage
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Healthy catered lunches every day
  • Happy Hour Fridays with food, beer, wine and occasional surprises
  • Endless supply of beverages, healthy snacks and local organic produce
  • Professional grade espresso machine (we take velocity seriously!)

Open Positions

Engineering

Senior Client Engineer (Mountain View, CA, and Bengaluru, India)
Senior Distributed Systems Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)
Product Operations Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)
Test Infrastructure Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)
Test Development Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)
Lead Support Engineer(Bengaluru, India)
Developer Evangelist (Mountain View, CA)
Technical Writer (Mountain View, CA)
 

Sales

Solutions Architect / Sr. Solutions Architect (Mountain View, CA and New York, NY)
Account Executive (New England and NYC Metro)

Senior Client Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

Responsibilities
  • Be our language-specific expert, provide the best possible developer experience when using Aerospike.
  • Design, develop, and support client libraries and APIs for Aerospike.
  • Participate and influence design of new features for Aerospike Database.
  • Continuously improve performance, quality, ease-of-use of the client libraries.
  • Support users in troubleshooting issues and understanding use cases.
  • Develop applications, tools and benchmarks to highlight the features of the library.
  • Be involved with the open source community. Assist in developer outreach.
Qualifications:
  • Software developer with 7+ years of relevant experience.
  • Highly versant in two or more programming languages/ecosystems - C, PHP, Node.js, Python, Go, Ruby.
  • Success in developing and deploying applications for large-scale, high performance, SLA-driven environments.
  • Deep understanding of concurrency, data structures, distributed systems, and operating systems.
If you are interested in this position, please email us to apply for this job a resume and a coverletter explaining your background, along with a description in your words of what our product is and what type of things it would be used for.

Senior Distributed Systems Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

As an Aerospike Senior Distributed Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for all aspects of server product development, including understanding requirements from customers, designing and implementing key features, fixing bugs, ensuring quality by stringent testing and supporting the launch of the product in mission-critical deployments.

Responsibilities
  • Managing all aspects of server product development including:
    • Understanding requirements from customers.
    • Designing and implementing key features, fixing bugs, and ensuring quality with stringent testing.
    • Supporting the launch of the product in mission critical deployments.
  • Handling these fine details:
    • OLTP NoSQL database, in particular for high performance, low latency applications like real-time advertising.
    • Large scale distributed database architectures.
    • World-class distributed system technology including clustered system, distributed database, distributed computing, distributed storage, etc.
    • Designing and implementing techniques for new kinds of storage hardware such as SSDs.
  • In-memory and storage based indexing techniques.
    • Database access methods including related tools chain.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Used to dreaming in C
  • An enthusiastic, self-motivated, independent problem solver who knows when to execute and when to ask for help – but more importantly – who thrives in finding efficient, creative solutions to complex problems in fast paced environments.
  • Successful in shipping and deploying products in large-scale environments with 3+ years of core industry software experience.
  • Savvy with core computer science concepts such as threading, concurrency, and operation systems.
  • Proficient at programming in C, and highly versant in at least one or more: Java, C#, Python, PHP, or equivalent.
  • Thrilled to get deeper into database theory, ACID model, distributed clustering systems, and high performance.
If you are interested in this position, please email us to apply for this job and include a cover letter and resume.

Product Operations Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

As an Aerospike Product Operations Engineer, you will be part of a global team in charge of supporting a wide range of Aerospike production deployments across cloud and bare metal environments. You will be responsible for handling and driving to resolution a variety of issues, from configuration to performance tuning (hardware and software) and will have a great opportunity to become a scale warrior!

Responsibilities
  • Work hand in hand with customers on production clusters issues and tuning.
  • Handle customer cases via web based ticketing system, email, voice and chat.
  • Keep precise and detailed records in the ticketing system of all actions taken.
  • Escalate and route appropriately to relevant SME while owning and monitoring the communication with the customer.
  • Analyze logs and other monitoring data.
  • Provide input for tools that help diagnose and alleviate common issues and help implement such tools.
  • Guide customers through new deployments.
  • Regularly work flexible schedule and share on ­call duties.
  • Capture knowledge and write thorough documentation for best practices, known issues and their resolutions.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 3+ years of work experience in a 24 x 7 technical customer service field, ideally with experience in:
    • Establishing and maintaining client / server environments, including troubleshooting configuration and networking issues.
    • Large­-scale distributed database architectures.
    • World­-class distributed system technology including clustered system, distributed database, distributed computing, distributed storage, etc.
  • Excellent technical, troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Solid Linux operating system experience.
  • Ability to switch context efficiently between cases while staying proactive.
  • Comfortable being on week-end on-call duty approximately 1 day a month.
  • Ability to handle customer interactions with professionalism, empathy and diplomacy, in all situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to a variety of audiences with different technical levels.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Programming and/or scripting experience.
  • B.S. in Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Knowledge in data center and cloud deployments.
If you are interested in this position, please email us to apply for this job with a cover letter and resume.

Test Infrastructure Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

As a Test Infrastructure Engineer, you have the opportunity to automate the testing and improve the quality of Aerospike. You will be responsible for designing and implementing test automation infrastructure using Mesos, Docker, Virtual Machines and cloud hosting providers. You will enable software engineers to develop tests using frameworks you develop and maintain. You will empower release engineers with the a one-click build, test and release process. Your job is to accelerate product development by helping your teammates help themselves. Test Infrastructure Engineers at Aerospike are focused on the automating the the most reliable, high performance, distributed database available.

Responsibilities
  • Develop and improve automated test infrastructure.
  • Develop and improve test frameworks for various programming languages.
  • Monitor and analyze problems in our tests, then assist software engineers in diagnosing and resolving issues.
  • Ensure release engineers are able to easily build, test and release software on the automated system.
  • Collaborate with software and support engineers to deploy Aerospike clusters to reproduce and analyze problems reported from field.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • 3+ years of software development or software automation systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of UNIX/Linux environments.
  • Programming skills in one or more languages, including C, Go, Java or Python.
  • Scripting skills in Python, PERL or Shell.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills.
  • Flexible, 'do what needs to be done' attitude.
  • Experience with continuous integration systems such as Hudson/Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo, or similar.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of operating system concepts, networking and/or distributed systems.
  • Experience with either Ansible, Chef, Puppet or similar.
  • Experience with Docker and/or Mesos.
If you are interested in this position, please email us to apply for this job and include your resume and a cover letter.

Test Development Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

As a Test Development Engineer, you have the opportunity to improve the quality of Aerospike. You will be part of an Engineering team, developing code rather than fixing or finding bugs. You will be responsible for designing and implementing tests that push the limits of Aerospike. You will bring Aerospike down to it’s knees and assist the development teams in improving the robustness of Aerospike. You will need to use your understanding of databases, distributed systems, networking and operating systems to develop test scenarios for Aerospike. Your tests will be run in an automated systems that developers will use to validate their changes. Test Development Engineers at Aerospike focused on the hardest, most interesting aspects of delivering high quality software.

Responsibilities
  • Design, implement and maintain acceptance, integration and regression tests for Aerospike and related software.
  • Guide software developers in developing test cases to run in the automated test infrastructure.
  • Analyze and decompose a complicated software system and design a strategy to test this system.
  • Determine when components meet acceptable quality criteria and standards.
  • Monitor and analyze problems in our tests, then assist software engineers in diagnosing and resolving issues.
  • Collaborate with backend engineers and support engineers to perform root-cause analysis of problems reported from field.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • 3+ years of software development or relevant work experience.
  • Ability to analyze a system and develop a test plan.
  • Extensive knowledge of UNIX/Linux environments.
  • Programming skills in C, Go, Java or Python.
  • Scripting skills in Python, PERL or Shell.
  • Understanding of operating system concepts, database fundamentals, networking and/or distributed systems.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills.
  • Flexible, 'do what needs to be done' attitude.
If you are interested in this position, please email us to apply for this job and include your resume and a cover letter.

Lead Support Engineer (Bengaluru, India)

As an Aerospike Lead Support Engineer, you will be part of a global team in charge of Customer Support for a wide range of Aerospike production deployments across cloud and bare metal environments. You will be responsible for leading and growing a team handling and driving to resolution a variety issues, from configuration to performance tuning as well as application development.

Responsibilities
  • Working customer cases via web based ticketing system, email, voice and chat.
  • Keeping precise and detailed records in the ticketing system of all actions taken.
  • Escalating and routing appropriately to relevant SME while owning and monitoring the communication with the customer.
  • Analyzing logs and other monitoring data.
  • Providing input for tools that help diagnose and alleviate common issues.
  • Guiding customers through new deployments.
  • Regularly working flexible schedule and sharing on-call duties.
  • Helping populate the knowledge base with articles and tutorials.
  • Leading and growing a team of Support Engineers, while providing a path to Subject Matter Expertise for team members, across areas like Client APIs, Storage Subsystems, Performance Tuning.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ years of work experience in a 24 x 7 technical customer service field, ideally with experience in:
    • Establishing and maintaining client / server environments, including troubleshooting configuration and networking issues.
    • Large-scale distributed database architectures.
    • World-class distributed system technology including clustered system, distributed database, distributed computing, distributed storage, etc.
  • Experience in mentoring and developing team members.
  • An in depth understanding of technical support related KPIs.
  • Excellent technical, troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent Linux operating system troubleshooting skills.
  • Comfortable being on week-end on-call duty approximately 1 day a month.
  • Ability to handle customer interactions with professionalism, empathy and diplomacy, in all situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to a variety of audiences with different technical levels.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Programming and/or scripting experience.
  • B.S. in Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Knowledge in data center and cloud deployments.
If you are interested in this position, please email us to apply for this job and include your cover letter and resume.

Developer Evangelist (Mountain View, CA)

Databases are pointless if no one builds on them. You will be responsible for telling Aerospike’s story within developer communities, helping developers understand Aerospike’s power, and getting them to use the Aerospike database, share and contribute to the Aerospike community.

Responsibilities
  • Spend half of your time building and half of your time writing and talking about what you did.
  • Get out there: post to mailing lists, attend meetups (evenings), help at hackathons.
  • Craft a developer experience for your community that is interesting and compelling.
  • Cultivate relationships with developers in our ecosystem and represent their needs.
Qualifications
  • Outgoing, enjoy social occasions, enthusiastic, authentic.
  • Passionate about helping people build cool things.
  • Code chops: at least two years development experience in a software company, with full stack of architectural roles a big plus.
  • Community experience: you have contributed to a community, are well known within a technical community (from Big Data, Scientific Computing, Mobile Applications, a new programming language).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have done so publicly (e.g., conference speaker, blogger, etc.).
  • Willingness to travel (one week/month).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bitbucket or GitHub repository
  • Slides or videos of a talk you gave
  • Documentation or technical blog post you created
If you are interested in this position, please email us to apply for this job and include a cover letter and your resume.

Technical Writer(Mountain View, CA)



Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for overall quality of Technical Documentation, including content creation, content delivery, and content management.
  • Develop documentation for software developers and system administrators.
  • Write, organize and update developer documentation, including API reference, FAQs, example code, and developer guides.
  • Write, organize and update operations documentation, including FAQs, knowledge base, operations guides, and tools reference.
  • Work with web designers and other content creators to integrate graphics or video, as appropriate.
  • Create and maintain internal documents and processes related to documentation.
  • Edit, clarify and proofread documents written by others, and coach non-writers on ways to improve their writing skills.
  • Learn complex technical information and communicate it in a readable, concise, and accurate manner.
Requirements
  • BA/BS degree or 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • A passion for excellence and quality.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Proven ability to combine professional tone with technical accuracy and clarity.
  • Experience researching and writing complex documentation for developers and system administrators.
  • Experience with open source and/or proprietary development and documentation projects and technologies (e.g., Github, Apple Swift, Atlassian Confluence/Jira, Wikis, HTML, Markdown)
  • Ability to read, understand and write source code in one or more of the following languages: Java, C/C#, Python, Lua, Go, Python, Node.js, php, Perl, Erlang and/or Ruby.
  • Experience working with cross-functional (Engineering and Marketing) teams to create and deliver content.
  • Strong capability to work independently.
  • A temperament comfortable with ambiguity - able to set own goals and work with others to set priorities.
  • Familiarity with complex systems, such as databases (particularly NoSQL), Hadoop/Spark and distributed systems.
If you are interested in this position, please email us to apply for this job and include a cover letter and your resume.

Solutions Architect / Sr. Solutions Architect (Mountain View, CA and and New York, NY)

With a high level of independent decision-making capability and minimum supervision the Senior Solutions Architect will be responsible for customizing, architecting, and developing our proprietary data storage and management system product suite and integrating this product suite with other computer and hardware systems within our client’s environments. The critical job functions involve: systems analysis; systems structures; architecture and development; testing configurations; and setting up base configurations.

Responsibilities
  • Leading the collection of technical information, specifications and systems level architecture from customers.
  • Initiating the delivery of full lifecycle implementations, with focus on the integration of our branded product, including installation, customization of policies, data staging, loads, transformations, and reporting.
  • Strategizing with Program/Project Manager in identifying and determining mitigation tactics for solution gaps as well as identifying risks in the successful implementation of the solution.
  • Leading technical communications throughout a client engagement, including details about how our product will operate within the client environment, and providing specific use case examples and interface provisions.
  • Driving integration activities (validation/testing, requirements creation/review, documentation).
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or foreign equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, or a closely related field.
  • Five (5) years professional experience in a related occupation. Professional experience must be post-baccalaureate and progressive in nature.
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Java development in an enterprise environment.
  • Highly distributed system scaling.
  • Object oriented design and design patterns
  • Java framework, including Spring, ZK, Hibernate, Eclipse, and Maven.
  • Java Threads and server side multi-threaded servers.
  • Javascript building solutions for RESTful applications.
  • Web based data browser solutions for NoSQL architecture.
If you are interested in this position, please email us to apply for this job and include a cover letter and your resume.

Account Executive (New England or New York Metro)

We are looking for an Account Executive located in the New England or NYC Metro area to drive sales efforts for the company with a focus in the Financial Services Sector.  We are interested in finding a motivated Sales Professional to help build long term relationships with our customers and partners in that space. This role requires a tenacious, intelligent salesperson who can think on their feet and interact in a consultative fashion with the Development and Operations/IT organization within the enterprise. Account Executives will be responsible for territory development, prospect qualification, proposing and closing sales prospects for Aerospike products and services. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is biased toward action and has prior experience selling database solutions to the enterprise with specific vertical expertise.

Responsibilities
  • Source, develop and close new business opportunities to regularly exceed quarterly sales goals.
  • Build an intimate understanding of Aerospike's products & value prop and the competitive market place.
  • Develop and execute a best practices approach to territory planning and management. This includes pro-actively engaging target prospects and evangelizing the Aerospike solution set and customer success stories with Development Executives and Development teams.
  • Deliver compelling presentations using industry knowledge, market trends and customer case studies to clearly communicate the Aerospike value prop.
  • Qualify, document and communicate with all prospects with SFDC.
  • Develop and execute sales strategy in a dynamic small team environment.
  • Always deliver the highest level of customer service.
  • Stay current on industry knowledge, as well as the competitive posture of the company.
  • Contribute to the overall sales strategy and share success stories with peers.
  • Attend regional Meetups and drive regional events with prospects and customers.
Requirements
  • Min of 5 to 7 years in a quota carrying field sales role with a Database or Database solutions provider.
  • Financial Services experience a must, experience in Ad-Tec, Telecom, Retail, Travel, E-comm a plus.
  • BA/BS required, Masters or MBA a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written). Able to communicate technical solutions to business value for Development team.
  • Experience with Solution Selling / Consultative Selling methodologies
  • Skilled at interfacing and negotiating business terms with senior management and/or C-level executives BOTH in Development as well as IT.
  • Self-disciplined team player that can work in a fast paced dynamic start-up environment remotely
  • Strong grasp of fundamentals of database and database solutions.
  • Strong attention to detail and professional presentation / proposal skills
  • Proven track record of reaching and exceeding sales revenue goals
  • Ability to effectively manage time, reach decision-makers and quickly determine opportunity potential
  • Ability to move fast and thrive in a dynamic, quickly-changing environment
  • Experience w/ Salesforce and using online webinar technology to conduct product demos.
If you are interested in this position, please email us to apply for this job and include a cover letter and your resume.
Please Note: Principals only please. Agency resumes are not accepted and will be considered unsolicited resumes that are not subject to placement fees.